Valacyclovir and Seborrhea - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Seborrhea is found among people who take Valacyclovir, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Valacyclovir and have Seborrhea. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 28,161 people who have side effects when taking Valacyclovir from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On May, 30, 2023

28,161 people reported to have side effects when taking Valacyclovir.
Among them, 10 people (0.04%) have Seborrhea.

What is Valacyclovir?

Valacyclovir has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in genital herpes. eHealthMe is studying from 28,933 Valacyclovir users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Seborrhea?

Seborrhea is found to be associated with 760 drugs and 364 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Valacyclovir and Seborrhea reports submitted per year:

Could Valacyclovir cause Seborrhea?

Time on Valacyclovir when people have Seborrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Seborrhea when taking Valacyclovir *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Seborrhea when taking Valacyclovir *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 20 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 60 %
  • 60+: 20 %

Common drugs people take besides Valacyclovir *:

  1. Xyrem: 10 people, 100.00%
  2. Nuvigil: 4 people, 40.00%
  3. Lorazepam: 4 people, 40.00%
  4. Clonazepam: 4 people, 40.00%
  5. Zyrtec: 3 people, 30.00%
  6. Zantac: 3 people, 30.00%
  7. Levaquin: 3 people, 30.00%
  8. Lidoderm: 3 people, 30.00%
  9. Chantix: 3 people, 30.00%
  10. Carafate: 3 people, 30.00%

Common side effects people have besides Seborrhea *:

  1. Stress And Anxiety: 7 people, 70.00%
  2. Dry Skin: 5 people, 50.00%
  3. Toothaches (tooth pain): 5 people, 50.00%
  4. Intervertebral Disc Protrusion (spinal disc protrusion): 5 people, 50.00%
  5. Itching: 5 people, 50.00%
  6. Spinal Column Stenosis (narrowing of spinal column): 5 people, 50.00%
  7. Pain In Extremity: 5 people, 50.00%
  8. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement): 4 people, 40.00%
  9. Foot Deformity (functional disability of foot): 4 people, 40.00%
  10. Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation): 4 people, 40.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally): 5 people, 50.00%
  2. Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body): 3 people, 30.00%
  3. Sleep Disorder: 2 people, 20.00%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 1 person, 10.00%
  5. High Blood Cholesterol: 1 person, 10.00%
  6. Fever: 1 person, 10.00%
  7. Diabetes: 1 person, 10.00%
  8. Cholestasis (a condition where bile cannot flow from the liver to the duodenum): 1 person, 10.00%
  9. Cataplexy (loss of muscle tone accompanied by full conscious awareness): 1 person, 10.00%
  10. Basal Cell Carcinoma (a skin cancer, it rarely metastasizes or kills): 1 person, 10.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Valacyclovir and have Seborrhea?

Check whether Seborrhea is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on valacyclovir hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Valacyclovir) and Valacyclovir (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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